We know, at least logically speaking, that the day will come that Tiger hangs it up from the PGA Tour. Sure, he may join the senior tour or champions tour but that seems kind of unlikely. Maybe just a few appearances per year at the most. Tiger has battled physical and personal issues for what seems like a decade and he just turned down one of the biggest tournaments of the year yesterday.
Tiger had a deadline of 5pm yesterday to register for the The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and turned down the invite, citing back problems. Here's his tweet:
It was not an easy decision, but I will not be attending @THEPLAYERSChamp. I have to listen to my body and properly rest when needed. My back is simply just not ready for play next week. I'm sad to miss one of the best events of the season, OUR Championship.
This is the 4th tournament in a row that the 82 event title holder will sit out, with the list including WGC Mexico Championship, Honda Classic and this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. Skipping what many consider a major (even though not official) has sparked major concern that Tiger is close to retirement. I know personally, it'll be sad not watching him on this tee box:
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